Tickets are on sale for the second annual Shine: A Benefit for Hope Kids Care and Hope Hospice taking place on Friday, Oct. 15 at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers. Tickets are $150 per person; table sponsorships for eight are available at $1,600. Guests will enjoy riverside cocktails, dining, entertainment, and a live auction.

President and CEO of Hope Healthcare, Samira K. Beckwith will be joined by returning hosts, State Representative Jenna Persons-Mulicka and Lizbeth Benacquisto to welcome guests to the elegant evening event.

“Our inaugural event was a wonderful success thanks to our co-hosts, committee members, sponsors, and our generous patrons,” said Beckwith. “This year plans to be an even bigger celebration thanks to our lead donors who have already stepped up in support of our deep commitment to this community and our passion to provide exceptional care and counseling to those in need.”

Funds raised from Shine will help Hope continue to provide care for those who are in life’s closing chapter, for all who are grieving, and for seriously ill children and their families. Each year, Hope provides more than $2 million of unfunded care to ensure that all who need their help can find comfort, dignity, and hope. Due to COVID-19, the fundraising events Hope relies upon have not been possible, and expenses have increased in response to the pandemic. The community’s support of this first in-person event since the pandemic is more meaningful than ever before.

To purchase tickets, learn about sponsorship levels and benefits, or request an invitation to the event, please visit or call 239-985-7758.

Shine is presented by The Robert J Gunterberg Foundation and supported by top-level sponsors including Busey Bank, Cypress Cove/Cypress at Home, The John E. & Aliese Price Foundation, DeAngelis Diamond, and Priority Marketing. Other generous sponsors include Brown & Brown/Florida Blue, Jeff and Rebekah Barney, Capstone HME, CFS Roofing Services, Edison National Bank, Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, Home-Tech, Honc Destruction, Joint Implant Surgeons, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, LSI Companies, Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., Millennium Physician Group, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Strayhorn & Persons, Studio+, and TWC Services.

Hope Hospice is a not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to providing care and comfort to every individual and their loved ones as they fulfill life’s journey. For more information, visit